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Roger Bakewell is pictured ringing the bell at a Salvation Army kettle in Alexandria during a past holiday season. Ringers are needed to man the bells at several locations this year. (Contributed)

Ringing for a reason

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By Haley Seward

As the holiday season quickly approaches, most people begin their search for the perfect present. For some, the greatest gift is simple: food on their table, clothes in their closet, and a few toys for their children.


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